World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
The World Hepatitis Alliance supports campaigners and patient organisations around the world to help make a difference to the lives of the millions of people living with viral hepatitis and to prevent new infections. To find out more on what is going on in your country, use the map below to find local organisations, World Hepatitis Day initiatives and other initiatives.
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Mauritania - WHD 2011
World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on 28th July in Nouakchott, the capital and largest city of the country. The day opened with speeches from the Ministry of Health, the WHO country representative and the president of AMLIV who announced the theme of the day ‘Hepatitis B, pregnancy and newborns’ and stressed the importance of raising awareness about viral hepatitis.
Both patients and health professionals participated in this awareness raising event, information leaflets were distributed and round table debates took place on the sensitive issue of access to treatment. AMLIV presented on the role of NGOs and shared their experience of raising awareness of the disease. The event got media coverage with newspapers and national TV stations covering the event. Radio interviews were also given.